Tagged: British elections

Brit elections stalemated

And the winner is … no one.  The most tightly contested British Parliamentary election in a generation has ended in the first stalemate since 1974, with no party winning an outright majority of seats that would enable it to choose a prime minister and form a ruling government.  Frantic efforts are being made to shape some […]

British election showdown

The month-long British elections are in the homestretch headed for Thursday’s vote after a furious weekend of campaigning by Prime Minister Gordon Brown (r.) of the Labour party, Conservative party leader David Cameron (l.), and and Nick Clegg (center) of the upstart Liberal Democrats. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, a native of Great Britain who is in […]

British election campaign at mid-point

At the mid-point of Britian’s month-long national election campaign, the upstart Liberal Democratic party’s prime-minister candidate Nick Clegg (center) is holding his own in first-ever TV debates with heads of the larger Labour (Gordon Brown, right) and Conservative (David Cameron, left) parties.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” […]

Brits launch (brief) election campaign

With the Queen agreeing to dissolve parliament, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (right)  announced a May 6 election date and England’s one-month campaign season is officially under way.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of ”Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” (and a Brit himself), expects an exciting, unpredictable election. “The economic events of […]